Friday, August 7, 2009

BMI Calculator...You May Be Surprised

I found this BMI calculator and I think the calculations are a 100% accurate, but there are limitations; regardless it seems like a pretty cool tool. I don't know much about BMI, but here is a brief definition:

Body Mass Index approaches a standard, and is the common choice for physicians and for research concerning obesity. With a mathematical formula, BMI uses a person's height and weight for the calculation. Your Body Mass Index is equal to your weight in kilograms divided by your height in meters squared.
  • It may overestimate body fat in athletes and others who have a muscular build.
  • It may underestimate body fat in older persons and others who have lost muscle mass
When I first started the HCG Diet, my BMI was 33, then a month later it was 28, and according to the calculator it's now 24.7. Here's a table that evaluates the information and tells you if you're normal or overweight.

Adults BMI: Women Men
underweight <> <>
in normal range 19.1 - 25.8 20.7 - 26.4
marginally overweight 25.8 - 27.3 26.4 - 27.8
overweight 27.3 - 32.3 27.8 - 31.1
very overweight or obese > 32.3 > 31.1

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